Egyptian Treasures: Pyramids and Nile Tour
Embark on a journey through ancient Egypt with our Pyramids and Nile tour. Explore the wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, cruise along the Nile River, and discover the rich history and culture of this captivating destination. Book your adventure today!
Egypt is a country located in North Africa, renowned for its rich and storied history that spans over 5,000 years, with ancient civilizations including the Pharaohs, Greeks, Romans, and Arabs leaving a lasting impact on its culture, architecture, and traditions. Egypt is best known for its iconic landmarks such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and Luxor's Karnak Temple. The Nile River runs through Egypt, providing a lifeline to the country's agricultural sector and offering stunning scenery for visitors to enjoy. Egypt is also known for its vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality. The country's major cities include Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and Aswan. With a blend of ancient wonders, modern infrastructure, and natural beauty, Egypt offers visitors a unique and unforgettable experience.
Prepare yourself! You are leaving today for Cairo to start your magical journey to Egypt.
Upon arrival in Cairo, claim your bags and proceed toward the arrival hall. Our representative will meet you and assist you with your transfer to the hotel. (Standard check-in time is 3:00 pm). Our local representative will assist you with a smooth check-in.
Check-in at the hotel and catch up on your rest. You can unwind or tour the city throughout the remaining part of the day.
Overnight in Cairo
Begin your day with a delightful buffet breakfast at the hotel and then embark on a full-day guided tour to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the world - the Great Pyramids of Giza. These pyramids, which include Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus, were once considered by the Greeks to be a marvel of the world. It is astonishing to learn that a single pyramid is constructed from 2.3 million blocks, each weighing around two and a half tons. The sheer enormity of this architectural wonder is enough to leave one in awe, a feeling that countless writers and artists have tried to capture throughout the centuries. The Cheops Pyramid is especially fascinating as its interior burial chambers are open to the public for inspection.
Located close to the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which dates back to the time of Chephren (2620 BC). This incredible statue, made from natural yellowish limestone and standing at a height of 65 feet and length of 187 feet, is a unique combination of a Pharaoh's head with a lion's body. After visiting the Pyramids, you can take a quick trip to the papyrus institute or a perfume shop.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant, and after that, you will be transported back to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and unwind at your own pace.
Overnight in Cairo
Following your breakfast at the Cairo hotel, our representative will transport you to the airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon reaching Aswan, you will be escorted to the Cruise ship. Following check-in, indulge in a delicious lunch and then proceed to visit The High Dam. This dam was erected in 1960 AD by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser to protect Egypt from the flooding of the Nile River.
After that, you will board a motorboat and sail on the Nile to reach the Temple of Philae. This temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, was constructed during the Graeco-Roman period. Your next stop will be The Unfinished Obelisk, which was created from red granite and was dedicated to the god Amun Ra. Once you've completed your tour, you will return to your Cruise ship. The rest of the evening is at your leisure to explore on your own.
You will have dinner and spend the night onboard the Cruise ship.
Overnight on Board the Cruise
You have the morning to yourself in Aswan to do as you wish. For those interested, we highly recommend our optional excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site called the "Nubian Monuments".
For those who choose to remain onboard, you can enjoy breakfast and then join your Egyptologist tour guide to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris. After returning to the ship, you can enjoy your lunch while admiring the beautiful scenery of the Nile. In the afternoon, you can take a chariot ride to visit the well-preserved Temple of Horus in Edfu with your tour guide. After the tour, you will return to the ship and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing onboard. Dinner will be served on the ship, followed by an entertaining Egyptian Folkloric Show party in the evening.
Overnight on Board the Cruise
In the morning, we will visit the Edfu Temple, which is devoted to the deity Horus, before having breakfast. After that, the cruise ship will sail to Esna, where we will cross the famous floodgate. Once we reach Luxor, the grand city that was once the capital and known as Thebes, we will explore two of the most impressive temples in Egypt - the Luxor and Karnak temples, which were separated in ancient times by a three-kilometer-long avenue lined with Sphinxes. We will have lunch there and spend the night anchored in Luxor.
Overnight on Board the Cruise
After having breakfast and checking out, you will embark on a tour to explore the East Bank of Luxor. The tour includes visiting the impressive Karnak Temples Complex, which is renowned for being the largest construction of its kind globally, covering an area of one hundred acres. You will conclude the tour at the Temple of Luxor, constructed by a king from the 12th dynasty and completed by the famous king Ramses II. After finishing the tour, you will be taken to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo. Once you arrive in Cairo, you will be transported to your hotel, and the rest of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. You can choose to visit the Khan el Khalili bazaar, which is the perfect spot for some last-minute souvenir shopping.
Overnight in Cairo
Morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Cairo to take you to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Located in Old Cairo, the museum showcases 50,000 artifacts and will tell you the story of Egyptian heritage and culture. Next, you will visit Saladin Citadel, built in 1183. This huge structure protected Cairo from several enemy attacks. Admire the beautiful city views of Cairo and the desert from the citadel. Listen to interesting stories about its construction and history from your guide. Then, it’s time to enjoy an authentic lunch at a local restaurant. Move to visit the Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen's collection of treasure, gold, and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was discovered. After a memorable day discovering the city, you will be dropped off at your selected location or hotel in Cairo
Overnight in Cairo
Your incredible tour of Egypt comes to an end today. Your tour concludes after breakfast this morning. You will be transported to the airport for your return flight at the appropriate time.
Conrad Cairo Hotel & Casino
Conrad Cairo is situated in the heart of the bustling downtown overlooking the magnificent River Nile. Nearby the Egyptian Museum and 5 minute's walk from Nile City shopping mall. Conrad Cairo features spectacular views of the River Nile, enjoys access to the city center businesses as well as legendary attractions, and 30 minutes to the Great Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx by car.
This 5-star luxury hotel offers city explores premium rooms with a private balcony featuring views of the Nile River, a comfortable sitting area, and a work desk. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with movie channels, a DVD player, a marble bathroom that comes with a separate bathtub, a walk-in shower, signature fragrance amenities, and a fluffy bathrobe, slippers, and a hair dryer, Guests can enjoy the free WiFi in all rooms, public areas, and meeting rooms. Facilities include a heated outdoor pool, Room Service available around the clock, a glamorous international casino and bar available 24/7, and a health club with modern fitness equipment, a 24-hour gym, sauna, steam, massage rooms, and on-site shops.
The hotel offers 6 restaurants and bars for clock dining and entertainment; Savor the modern Italian cuisine at Oak Restaurant. Experience Pan Asian flavors at Kamala Asian Bar & Dining, sample the extensive breakfast buffet or choose from the delectable Ã la carte menu for lunch at Solana Restaurant or enjoy Egyptian Lebanese cuisine t Jayda Nile Terrace, served in a stunning outdoor setting. Unwind in the glitz and glamour of Stage One Lounge & Bar and soak up the multi-cultural vibes of Cairo.
This Landmark boasts 11 flexible meeting and banquet rooms including one of the city’s largest ballrooms. Khan El Khalily Bazaar is 30 minutes drive away from the hotel, while Cairo Tower is 10 minutes. Cairo International Airport is 25.7 km away.
Blue Shadow Nile Cruise III
In November 2015, the Princess Nile Cruises Company launched its newest addition, the Blue Shadow Nile Cruise. With its 56 deluxe cabins, three Presidential Suites, and one Royal Suite, this luxurious cruise liner began its journey down the Nile River.
Each of the cabins onboard the MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise offers guests a private bathroom with a shower room, modern air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite, a mini-bar fridge, a music system, a mail message telephone system, and a fire alarm. In addition, each cabin has a panoramic soundproof window.
For those who desire even more luxury, the Presidential Suites offer all the above amenities as well as an extra room for relaxation and taking in the stunning scenery. The sleeping and living areas are separated within each suite.
The Royal Suite is a unique and exceptional accommodation that includes all the amenities of the Presidential Suites, with the addition of a living area featuring a beautiful soundproof panoramic window.
The dining experience aboard the MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise is one-of-a-kind, offering a fusion of Eastern and Western cuisines, including oriental, western, and vegan food options served on an open buffet. The restaurant also provides international and vegan cuisine.
In addition to its exceptional dining, the cruise ship offers a range of facilities for guests to enjoy, including a lovely swimming pool, an open-air jogging track on the sundeck, a gymnasium, massage rooms, playing cards and reading rooms, an emergency medical care clinic, and an express pressing and 24/7 laundry service.
Guests can also enjoy classical music performances, relax and rejuvenate in the exquisite spa, lounge area, or privacy of their guestrooms. The crew aboard the MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise is polite, professional, and responsive to guests' every need.
Overall, the MS Blue Shadow Nile Cruise offers a luxurious and unforgettable experience, with exceptional cuisine, comfortable and spacious accommodations, and a range of facilities to make guests feel right at home.
- 06 Nights Accommodation in listed hotels or similar based on DBL / TWN sharing basis
- 03 Nights on Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
- Daily Breakfast
- 2 Lunch in Cairo, and Full board during your stay in Hurghada
- All meals and entertainment while on board the Nile Cruise
- Entrance to the attractions as specified in the itinerary
- Transport in private / scheduled touring vehicles
- Services of English-speaking driver/ guide for all transfers and sightseeing
- International Return Airfare ex New York (Please check with price from other gateways)
- Porterage of one piece of luggage in and out of hotels
- Air taxes and fuel surcharges
- All local applicable taxes
- All other meals
- All other sightseeing or Services
- Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers
- Beverages during the meals
- Egypt entry Visa Fee $35 Per person
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry
- Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included
- Local city taxes to be paid directly at hotels upon check out
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Planning a trip to Egypt ?
- In order to enter Egypt (and Jordan on the tour extension), U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
- We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
- U.S. and Canadian passport holders must obtain a visa in order to enter Egypt. You can purchase your visa at the airport upon arrival for $25. The entry authorities require exact change in crisp, new bills. You can purchase an electronic visa on the Egyptian Electronic Visa Portal website. Passport control officers at ports of entry can verify your e-visa in their systems. However, we advise keeping either a digital or hard copy of your e-visa in case of any system failures.
- If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact each destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
Dress code: Egypt is a conservative country, particularly outside of major tourist areas. Dress modestly, covering your shoulders and knees, especially when visiting religious sites.
Climate: Egypt is located in a desert climate, so it can get very hot during the day, particularly during the summer months (June to August). Bring light and breathable clothing, and stay hydrated.
Language: Arabic is the official language of Egypt, but English is widely spoken and understood in tourist areas.
Currency: The official currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it's always a good idea to have some cash on hand.
Culture and customs: Egypt has a rich and complex culture with many customs and traditions. Be respectful of local customs, particularly when visiting religious sites, and avoid public displays of affection.
Transportation: Egypt has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, trains, and taxis. Private tours and drivers are also available.
Electricity: In Egypt, the standard voltage is 220-240 volts, with a frequency of 50 Hz. Electrical outlets in Egypt are Type C (European two-pin), Type F (Schuko two-pin), and Type G (British three-pin). If you're coming from a country with a different voltage, you may need a voltage converter or adapter to use your electronics in Egypt. It's always a good idea to check the voltage requirements of your devices before you travel, and to bring an adapter if necessary. Many hotels in Egypt will have outlets that can accommodate a variety of plug types, but it's always best to check beforehand to avoid any inconvenience.
Food and water: Avoid drinking tap water in Egypt and be cautious about eating food from street vendors.
Time Zone: Egypt is in the Eastern European Time Zone (EET), which is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2).
Safety: Egypt is generally a safe country, but like any major tourist destination, it's important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions against theft and pickpocketing.
Archaeological sites: Egypt is home to many archaeological sites and museums, which require a certain level of respect and care. Be mindful of your actions and avoid touching or damaging any ancient artifacts or ruins.